Mijas Fiestas

The Spanish love to party......
Flamenco DancingSpain is renowned for the traditional fiestas. Usually all entertainment is free. Events not to be missed in the main square of Mijas Pueblo are:

EVERY WEDNESDAY AT NOON - Free flamenco show with a free taste of Malaga sweet wine.

CARNIVAL TIME IN FEBRUARY - Famous for it's elaborate costumes and excitement with masks & fancy dress drawing visitors throughout the region.

SPECTACULAR RELIGIOUS EASTER PROCESSIONS (The processions take place during the week leading up to Easter Sunday. The parades start at the local church and slowly go pass through the streets of the village, an amazing and moving sight with their lifelike statues of Christ on the Cross and his mother, the Virgin Mary mourning.

INTERNATIONAL DAY – (SPRING) Where all different nationalities come together to celebrate the typical recipes, arts and crafts & performances of their country of origin for all to taste and experience all day - to the early hours - Phew!

CELTIC NIGHT ( JULY or AUGUST) - This event started last year and was such a success that the Town Hall has decided to make it an annual event. A truly Celtic environment with international bands and fare.

LATIN EVENING (JULY or AUGUST)- Experience the exciting Latin rhythms with food, music and dancing from South America!

FERIA DE MIJAS (6-12 SEPTEMBER) - This is the annual party. Fairground rides and lots of entertainment all night long. Don't book in the centre of the Village if you don't want to party!

THREE KINGS - (EVENING OF THE 5 JANUARY) - The story is told that the three kings of Orient bring their presents to the children on the eve of the 5th January. There is also a procession through the village with the 'Three kings of the Orient' scattering sweeties to the children. Lovely sight.

BLUES FESTIVAL WEEKEND (June / July)Our Pretty white village hosts the popular Blues Festival, a colourful event ideal for all the family, with lots of activities for kids and plenty of food and drink for the adults! On an average there are twenty different nationalities taking part in this festival with the celebrations taking place with three separate vicinities in the Village. Each of these stages provides live entertainment in the form of musical performances and traditional dances such as Mexican Mariachis, Celtic music, Indian dances and, of course, Flamenco music and dance. As well as the three stages, visitors are able to wonder around the 19 different stands, each representing a different culture or country; typical foods, drinks and traditional handmade goods will all be available for people to purchase. If you like street parades, make sure you don’t miss some of the fantastic ethnical street parades planned over the weekend: Dragons from Korea, Colombian Carnival as well as parades from Bolivia, Senegal and a whole host of other countries!